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.s. families are left in limbo following a law signed in russia banning american families from adopting there. hear from a bay area family who says she isn't giving up hope. >>> good evening i'm ken wayne. >> and i'm maureen naylor. frank and julie are off tonight. we begin with breaking news out of marin county where two people in the last hour have been rescued from the water near the golden gate bridge. coast guard officials tell us they received a call that two people were struggling in the water in this area. rescue boats raced to the site and just about 30 minutes ago coast guard crews pulled two people from the water. there's no word on the victim's identity or their condition. >>> as law enforcement agencies get ready for beefed up dui patrols around the bay area. a lawmaker is proposing a new bill that toughness drunk driving laws. patti lee joins us with details on that plan. >> reporter: there will be multiple dui checkpoints including here in palo alto which will have a command center set up by 9:00 a.m. these are after a bill passed this afternoon will help stop repeat drunk driv
laws and they just took a affect today. and we will tell you about one that affects you if you use facebook. >> reporter: well there are a total of 876 new laws in the books in our state and one is designed to protect homeowners trying to avoid foreclosure. this new law would prevent banks from starting the foreclosure basis and it will protect people going through alone modification. and you can still go ahead with the for close to our some time. it is now illegal to use facebook user i.d. and password to keep their jobs. colleges and user add mixes are also prohibited in doing the same thing and can no longer ask the students. driver less cars, pay paves the way and they are a bay area technical giant and as long as there is a real person watching nearby incase of an emergency. with more than 800 new laws, we can't go through all of them but these are just a few we have picked out but coming up in about 45 minutes we will tell you about a new law that has to do with carrying rifles in public. allie rasmus, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> thank you, alley. they are preparing a vi
what may have caused the crash or if alcohol may have been involved. >>> and law enforcement agencies were really everywhere during the night, cracking down, looking out for drunk drivers. dui checkpoints were set ulall over the bay area and chp officers were patrolling those highways. yesterday, the chp said the number of dui arrests were down compared to last year. but new numbers for this year's crackdown may be released sometime today. >>> all right. 7:04. we want to check in again with tara. more about the accident in the south bay. >> one in mountain view, the one in the campbell area. 101 northbound at moveit boulevard is the first one -- move fet boulevard is the -- moffitt boulevard. this is a spinout accident. and kest campbell, it's a two- car crash. one lane is blocked. on the san mateo bridge, traffic is moving along, on the right side westbound as you drive to foster city. no problems. at the bay bridge toll plaza, it's clear sailing into san francisco this morning. 7:04. here's steve. >>> thank you, tara. >>> well, a little system, most of you probably missed it. but it
. >>> a police chase in pasadena ends in a bay area crash. also there are new laws going into effect next year, it is all ahead on the ktvu channel 2 morning news. this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. good morning everybody, it is thursday december 27th, i am brian flores in for dave clark. >> and i am claudine wong in for pam cook, it is nice to have a little bit of a break from that rain. >>> we just have some cloud cover to deal with this morning and we have more that will not interfere with rain showers. we have more up to the north notice there is a chance for a few sprinkles drifting into mendocino county but we have partly cloudy skies and temperatures are warming back up into the mid-50s, here is a look at traffic, good morning tara. >>> we don't know what traffic will be like if a lot of folks have the day off or if they are continuing christmas vacation but so far it looks pretty busy and you can see traffic is flowing well as you make your way towards foster city, and that's about it, 5:01 we will head back to the desk. >>> there has been a police shooting in w
in washington d.c. this very busy holiday on capitol hill. >>> more than 50 laws go into effect and they protect facebook users and homeowners. >>> and many will get paychecks in this new year, it's all ahead on the ktvu channel 2 morning news. complete bay area coverage starts right now this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> well, good morning to you, happy new year's, happy new year's. good morning, i am dave clark, january 1st, 2013. >> and let's begin with a look at weather and traffic, it is definitely chilly out there, steve. >> temperatures are 30s for most but we have a system producing mostly partly cloudy skies and it is spinning going over the mother load and it might give us a few showers and 50s on the temperatures and it is a cold night, here is tara. >>> here is a look at the east shore freeway, traffic is moving along nicely on the mcarthur maze and on the right- hand side along berkeley, traffic is also looking good. coming up, we will tell you about metered parking in san francisco, let's head back to the desk. >>> thousands celebrated at the annual fireworks show at san fran
's something they do every year. >> my mom, aunt, sister-in- law, tradition we do. we just spend time together. do a lot of returns. >> reporter: stores throughout the mall displayed sale science, some showing as much as 75%off. >> we want to sell as much, put the spring goods out. we are going to be -- i know we are. >> reporter: november and december count up to 40% of yearly sales, the last two months before christmas were the weakest since 2008. retailers hope to make up by slashing prices, customers had different take its on the deals they saw. >> last year was much better. >> reporter: dispointing? >> little bit. >> 50% off at gap. marked down -- i got tanks, underwear and, yeah. >> reporter: you are happy. >> yeah. >> reporter: and many are expecting to use their gift cards today and they will have plenty of chances to do that. the mall has extended hours today here at valley fair. they will be open until ten tonight. ktvu. >> thank you. for a lot of people the gifts are now unwrapped and sorted. before going to the customer service counter you need to check that exchange poll civ
injured. the cause of the accident is under investigation. >>> california law enforcement is reporting an uptick in drunk driving arrests. 1,170 people were arrested for dui statewide compared to 980 in 2011. and 39 people died compared to 14 last year. in the bay area, 165 people people were arrest -- people were arrested. last year 188 arrests were made and no fatalities. they will beef up patrols again friday through tuesday. >>> the man who commanded -- general norman schwarzkopf has died. he commanded the u.s.-led international coalition that drove saddam hussein's forces out of kuwait in 1991. he retired in 1992. he rejected calls to run for office. he was 78 years old. >>> president obama cut his hawaii vacation short and returned to washington, d.c. today to try to avoid the so- called it can it can. the perez -- so-called fiscal cliff. the president is expected to meet with leaders tomorrow and congress will conseen a special sunday -- convene a special sunday session. ktvu's consumer editor tom vacar is here with a look at the building angwer washington, especially -- anger w
. they exchanged vows just after midnight when the new law took effect. >> we finally feel equal and happy to live in maine. >> it's official now. >> after nine years it's all good. >> voters approved it in nova long with voters in washington state and maryland. gay marriages started in washington earlier this month, maryland takes effect tuesday january 1st. >> washington lawmakers are running out of time to reach a deal on the fiscal cliff. senate leaders are working on a last ditch agreement. they hope to vote as soon as tomorrow. both houses will reconvene tomorrow. some republicans suggest racing taxes for those earning at least a million, the president and democrats want increases on making more than $250,000 a year. >> we can't afford a politiclyself inflicted wound to the economy. the economy is growing but keeping that way means the folks you sent to washington have to do their jobs. >> the president said congress must meet the new year's deadline and pass a balanced plan. >> the president's proposal to raise taxes on the top 2% won't even pay one third of the interest that's owed
that from happening. the district has currently put in new procedures. >>> several new driving laws go into effect starting on january 1st. we are in san jose to tell you about some of them. >> reporter: right now if you get pulled over by police you have to show written proof of insurance but starting on january 1st, you can show that proof by using your smart phone or tablet. >> i have not heard of that but that would be great. then i don't have to worry about its condition in my car or whatever. i would love to be able to do that, have the picture of my insurance and be able to show that instead. >> reporter: another new law involving control phones makes it legal to send and receive texts with hands free device that are powered by voice operated software. here is another new law, if you are driving a car with a clean air vehicle sticker you will be allowed to use toll lanes like the ones on 680 and 237. >> set up for people to buy them, that's good. >> reporter: here is an interesting law. self driving cars will be allowed on public roads as long as a licensed driver is in the d
various law enforcement agencies. they have pushed the perimeter back twice to campus -- encompass a larger area. it is up the road and the shooting happened inside an apartment building and the ambulance that was here has since left the scene. investigative unit has been called and that's common with shootings. again we are hearing this officer involved shooting happened in an apartment building here in walnut creek and we are working to bring you more updates throughout the morning. for now live, christian captain, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> there are angry business owners demanding more police patrols. early yesterday, vandals smashed the windows at a nearby empty storefront and the area has been the center of recent crimes and now they are writing to city leaders to ask for more police protection. >>> pg&e prompted evacuations in eastern contra costa. crews dug up an area in brentwood this morning. they found a league and last night crews evacuated three homes and told others to stay indoors. we have a reporter on the way to brentwood and shed have a report in just a half
are on administrative leave. ann rubin, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> a new report finds the number of u.s. law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty dropped. 127 officers were killed this year. down 23% from 2011. in california 2 officers died this year compared to 10 last year, which is an 80% drop. he was shot during a traffic stop in september and he was gunned down in april. >>> police released the identity of a man killed in a shooting last week. he was gunned friday night on 65th street. investigators are not releasing any information about suspects or a motive. it was the second homicide in emeryville this year. >>> san francisco police are searching for a teenager who escaped. a transport service was bringing the 16-year-old by the -- boy to the center. the teen somehow managed to escape. the driver tried to chase the teen but lost track of him. officers say the boy from extradited from southern california. he was black, and was last seen wearing a glittery black tank top and dark acid-wash jeans. >>> a lawsuit has been filed in the case of misconduct by san francisco police officers.
safety laws will be slapped with a $155 citation. >> this antioch playground fenced off after it was torched by arsonists, who offered up a major donation today to rebuild this park. >> and taking a look outside you can see the sun is shining today but how long will that last? mark tamayo is tracking the next storm heading our way. >> you start thinking the worst thing that can happen. i just imagined someone was, you know, dying of- >> the panic triggered in a shopping mall, the brawl that sent people running and why some thought they heard gunfire. [ female announcer ] this is a special message from at&t. [ male announcer ] it's no secret that the price of things just keeps going up. [ female announcer ] but we have some good news. it's our bundle price promise. [ male announcer ] a price you can definitely count on, for two whole years. from at&t. [ female announcer ] a great price for a great triple-play bundle. [ male announcer ] call now. bundles with u-verse tv, internet and home phone start at $89 a month. now get the same great price for two years. [ female announcer
. look for ktvu. >>> between all the champagne and parking problems, law enforcement advises you use public transportation. bart will run till 3:00 a.m. and will add trains. if you are trying to leave san francisco, check if your line stops at the embarcadero or montgomery because at 8:00 p.m. trains will stop there and you can ride muni for free. cal train is free after 11:00 p.m. and the last line will leave san francisco at 2:00 a.m. in san jose, vta is free after 7:00 p.m. if you drive tonight and drink, aaa is offering to give you and your car a free ride home. just call 1(800)222-4357 or 1(800)aaa-help. >>> stanford is poised to take on wisconsin in the rose bowl tomorrow. ktvu's fred inglis is live in pasadena where he found cardinals fans ready as well. >> reporter: i am downtown los angeles, l.a. live, 100 yards from me is the staples center where the lakers and the clippers play nba basketball, of course. behind me, there is ice skating. over left, stanford, they just finished holding a 90 minute rally for the stanford cardinal but the festivity started much sooner than tha
. the president signed it into law. more than ten million voted to support it but more than two thirds did not participate. critics say it passed to quickly. human rights watch said it protects some rights but undermines others. >> russia's president could soon decide if americans should be ban from adopting russian children. the government voted in favor of such a ban. russian activists say it deprives children of the chance to leave orphanages. it's a response to a united states law calling for sanctions against russia. >>> today marks the 8th anniversary of the quake and tsunami. survivors held prayer services. the un called it the worst natural disaster to hit thailand. tsunami's went through 14 countries. 200,000 people died. >> we are back on storm watch this day after christmas. mark is tracking a fast moving storm that has produced plenty of rain. >> and we check the return polesis of major stores. what you need to know before you return that unwanted gift. >> here is a look at bridge. you can see it's wet. we will let you know where we had spin outs this morning coming up next
a dui checkpoint, that is one tool they have enforcic the law. this morning something new is proposeed to stop impaired drivers. amy knows first hand what is it like getting stopped and issued a dui. >> the consequences are horrible, you have to take classes, do community service, i had to take a quarter off school just to do all this stuff, so it prolonged my graduation. >> but not every driver learns from past experience, that is why local law enforcement stood by the senator today in support of a new bill, it targets repeat dui offenders. >> we have tried increasing fines and revoking licenses to detore chronic offenders but we need to do more. >> it requires drivers convicted of a second offense to put a alcohol detection device in their car that will not allow the car to start if that happens and other states have been successful. >> according to data collected through new mexico's program rates were reduced by 75%. >> during this holiday period they have been patrolling and holding checkpoints to catch those drinking. hardwood thinks if the bill is passed it will help more. >> it
. >> reporter: but if lawmakers don't extend the tax bill it reverts to 1949 law when the government not the market controlled prices and the dairy industry wasn't nearly as efficient as today. under those antiquated formulas a gallon of milk now under $4 most places could rise to $6 even $8 retail. >> you think about the fiscal cliff and they talk about, okay we're going to get a deal done and it might not be perfect. but you definitely don't expect the price of milk to double. >> the risk of this happening is quite slim. >> reporter: experts down play the dairy cliff. >> dairy producers would love to get twice as much for their milk but it ain't going to happen for a few months. >> reporter: because they say the agriculture department would stall it until congress finally acts. >> we're definitely concerned and we keep our eyes on the market. >> but for businesses like benton's dependent on dairy, even the thought of a price hike sends shivers. >> are these going to escalate as well? i'm sure. >> reporter: ice crime lovers joked, that gave them a good reason to eat more now. 1849
talks about gun violence and fines states known for the laws which have -- finds states known with less death's per capita. they demonstrate that gun laws done work. >> -- don't work. >>> they are voting to release the game with the guns in it and they released their latest metal of honor game. it included a website which partnered with the makers of that game as well as other assault weapon accessories. >>> all of its streaming video service has been restored. the los gatos company is blaming a surfer for -- server for interimming interrupt -- inn corrupting its service -- interrupting its service. >>> good morning, guys your roadways are looking clear and you can see traffic on the westbound side and up next a look at 101 through san francisco and you can see it is raining there and we have a little bit of rain being cameras moving ever so slightly and finally on the golden gate bridge you can see it is definitely raining but traffic is moving along very well. >>> with we will notice scattered cells moving into the bay out towards crocket and the venetia why area and that will be a fa
law include efforts to better protect children. coaches and administrators in schools will be required to report suspected child abuse and it will be a misdemeanor if a parent or guardian fails to report the sdreerence or death of a child -- disappearance within dwo hours. other laws increase protection from foreclosure, a state pension including a higher retirement age, and low nothing workers. >> -- low income workers. >> anyone who shops in california, more on the statewide sales tax and the last push to save money before that happens. >>> this is just 1 component of the new law and it raises the sales tax a quarter% for the next 4 years so some of spending trying to buy their big ticket items now, others say it's just 1 more reason to save. >> ask the sales staff at honda of oakland and they'll tell you now is the time to buy. >> better prices on the cars, better aggressive rates and you're saving on taxes. >> starting january 1st rs sales tax will be going up, a quarter% statewide thanks to the voter approved prop sigdz 30. >> what does -- proposition 30. >> what does it mean on a
berkeley law students have been charged with animal cruelty in connection with an incident at a las vegas casino. 24-year-old ericway yarr. and justin dew she a are accused of decapitating an exotic bird at a las vegas casino. >>> if president obama and congress are not able to avoid the fiscal cliff, people here in colorado will be especial lip hard hit-- people here in california will be especially hard hit. higher sales taxes and income taxes on the top earners. the fiscal cliff would hit all of that. >> i don't know if there is a word to describe how mad the public is going to be. nobody is going to be happy to see that happen. >> if taxes go up on everybody; it will not be a happy time. i think that is what will happen. >> meanwhile the tax policy center says they will see their take home pay shrink just over 3.6%. >>> at a time when people were mourning the horrible sandy hook shooting one new york woman took advantage of that sympathetic spirit by allegedly setting up a charity scam in connection to that tragedy. 37-year-old noel alba set up an internet scam claiming to be the aun
law being introduced that targets drunk drivers. i'll get to that in just a moment. let's go to video now showing officers that they are out and ability looking for people celebrating a little too much. >>> police operated a checkpoint last night that went into this morning as well. so far, 165 people have been arrested for dui and there has been three fatal collisions. people we spoke to this morning is a the high police presence makes them more aware. >> i think that makes you know that, you know, police are out there, that they're taking this seriously and so to be careful and that's top of mine knowing they're out there. >> state senator jerry hill will cut down on drunk driving. the device prevents the cars engine after it a preset limit. coming up at 8:00 a.m. you will hear from a woman who who has been convicted of a dui. what she thinks about the new law. >> president obama has called congressional leaders from both parties to the white house today as a last ditch effort to avoid the fiscal cliff. he cut short his hawaii vacation to return to washington and coming up, signs th
at the scene. he has not yet been identified. >>> two uc berkeley law students have been charged with animal cruelty. 24-year-old erik cuellar. and justin teixeira are accused of decapitating a bird. >>> oakland is bridging in outside help to try to lower its crime rate. they have hired a former los angeles police chief as a consultant. and now he is going to be developing strategies to reduce the violence in oakland. earlier this month the city agreed to have a court appointed director oversee the police department and avoid a federal takeover. >>> oakland woman shot while attending christmas eve mass remains in the hospital. maria spoke to us in spanish from her bed at highland hospital. she was with her family inside the central bethel church when stray bullets from an outside shooting came through the walls. she was hit near her heart while shielding her seven-year- old twin sons. >> the pastor was talking and then we heard something but we thought it was fire works but then it was shots. >> she is sad she is in the hospital away from her children. the church group showed their support f
double up to $8 a gallon. >>> a number of new laws are ahead for the new year, including one in alameda county that claims to keep plastic bags out of the hands of shoppers. new at noon, brian flores is live with a new bag ban and reaction from residents and a store manager. >> reporter: hi, david. plastic bags could be a thing of the past. starting tomorrow, shoppers are urged to bring in their own reusable bags or will be charged for each paper bag they use. >> happy new year. >> reporter: with the new year comes new laws for shoppers in alameda county. starting tomorrow, customers will need to bring in their own reusable bag. or if they forget, they will need to shell out 10 cents per bag. >> i don't think it will hurt my pocketbook. hopefully it will remind me to bring my own bags. today i forgot. i think if i have to pay 10 cents for every bag i use, it will start to stick in my head. >> reporter: the ordinance goes into effect tomorrow that will eliminate plastic bags for supermarkets, liquor stores, pharmacies. >> it will be an inconvenience but it's a reasonable inconvenience. >
time, and our number three video is quite a catch. >> the law of the jungle, killer be killed, always the strong survive, all the other things they say about the law of the jungle. got to warn you, this video can be a little tough to watch. what do you see lurking in the brush? leopard, a beast. spotted beast. it's a leopard, my friends. but he's not there just hanging out in the shade because he's tired. he's lurking because he hears something a coming. >> oh! >> yes! >> that's the most brilliant takedown i've ever seen in the jungle. >> it's something right out of professional wrestling. a heard of impalas. not chevy impalas, impala the animal, he leaps, suplexes one of them, takes it down, then begins tossing it around like it's a rag doll. this is what happens in nature. he was like, you've got to be kidding me. i'm going to practically run over this death machine. >> leopard's like, okay, well, the hard part's over. now i just got to drag this guy down the road here so i can have a little lunch. >> it's sad when it happens. >> important to keep in mind this kind of stuff happens
is losing out on federal vouchers provided from the no child left behind law. according to a report in the san jose perkry news, the state was notified last friday. it requires yearly improvements in test scores and punishes districts that don't achieve the goals. state educators say the goal is realistic. . >>> adoptions between american families and russian children could soon end. now that russia's president is expected to sign a bill into law by the end of the week. ktvu's mike mibach is live in the newsroom with the effect it's having on one young woman. >> reporter: that's right. it's like a political chess match with thousands of children in the middle. since 1992, more than 60,000 russian children have been adopted by u.s. families and here in the bay area the story hits home for one of those 60,000. a determined set of eyes. >> i just love clothes. >> reporter: a patient hand. >> i said it would be really cool if i could design them. >> reporter: 18-year-old julia rally has a dream and her life sketch he's a designer. >> they have a wonderful two- year program for fashio
chains are still required in that area. >>> tougher fun laws and few test. >>> rain is moving across the bay area this morning and we will show you what it looks like at several locations. >> traffic is moving a long well, we have a few spin outs to tell you about coming up. . >>> good wednesday morning, tracking some rain showers heavier amounts closer to san jose and santa clara. >>> time now 6:43 here is a look at some of the top stories we are following. christmas vacation is ending for president barack obama and they are working on getting a deal on the table. president barack obama is leaving hawaii and he will be back to negotiate with lawmakers. >>> people are still without power in oakland after a car crash. they hit each other before running into a utility pole off of interstate 580. at one point power was knocked out to 6800 page customers. police are still looking for the person who ran from the scene. >>> the day after christmas is known as the busiest day of the year. retailers are hoping to boost their bottom line before year's end. >>> and they are going back to work
the department as deputy chief and became chief in 1982. he's been in law enforcement for 42 years. richard lucero has been named interim chief. >> the board of supervisors apointed a new fire chief. demetriuos shaffer has been appointed fire chief. >>> it was one year ago today that a boy was shot and killed in front of his father's taco truck. that father is calling on police to solve this case in the coming year. >> reporter: at 55th and international dozens honored the life of martinez shot when playing by his father's taco truck. gabriel martinez says he fell apart after his son's death. closed his taco truck for weeks and the áf considered leaving oakland, but then decided something had to be done. >> it's been a year and nothing has happened we're just angry. >> reporter: police released this video of a car carrying the alleged shooter and the martinez family hopes the people protecting the gunman whom police believe looks like this has had time to reconsider and recognize the real victims. >> i hear the ambulance, the police, gunshots, and i just think like who is next. >> reporte
the fiscal cliff people here will be hard hit. prop 30 voted into law in november will mean higher sales taxes and higher income taxes on the states top earners. the fiscal cliff would add to that. hitting all americans with higher taxes. the lowest income folks will see their take home pay shrink just over 3.5%. average earners 4% and top earners 6%. >>> the crystal ball that drops in new york's time square will have a little something extra this year. workers are already installing the 288 crystal panels. one of them is a little different from the rest. it's engraved with the name of dick clark. he hosted the new years eve telecast from time square for 40 years. this year's show will be hosted by ryan sea crest. >>> time now 6:26. let's go to tara. she is covering traffic. there is something going on in marin. >> yeah pretty minor thing. 101 northbound at highway 37 this is in novato. we have a stalled vehicle or someone that spun out. chp has not figured that out yet. right now let's take a live look at down in the south bay. 280 at the 880 split headlight there is are northbound traf
amount of damage. >>> a young woman who wants to be a police officer is on the other side of the law tonight. david stevenson is in court as the college student made her first court appearance, following the death of a grandmother in san francisco. >> reporter: supporters of gina eunice covered their faces. she is charges with felony manslaughter, driving under the influence, and hit and run driving on a twin peaks road, high above the city. police say she was drunk when she drove a car into fur to pedestrians walking along the road. she had come from china recently to help care for her grandson. her son spoke to us about the crash. >> i can't hold her in my arms. i just called for help. >> reporter: investigators say eunice drove away from the site with two passengers, including a minor. >> the entire eunice family is honestly destroyed over what happened. their main concern is for the yao family. >> reporter: a judge said if freed, she cannot drive, and must wear an alcohol detection device. eunice's lawyer said she has never been in trouble and is just a quarter short from graduat
drive. >> we got here about 45 minutes ago and it was bad. my mother-in-law lives in roseville, so it took us two hours from roseville to get here. >> reporter: john kaiser from danville made the drive so his family could do this, take in the snow and go sleeding. a long -- go sledding. a long drive means they will stay for a while. >> until it gets freezing, we will stay and then get in the car and go home. >> reporter: on the back of the tow truck was a car that just was towed. it looks like the car may have been in an accident. the people here who are heading up interstate 80 heading up over the summit, they will hit chain controls. right now, the chain controls are in effect from king vail over to truckee, so that's essentially the gap of interstate 08245 covers the summit. ken pritchett, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> the rain in the bay hear has had a big impact on the snow in the sierra. officials save the content of the snow pack is 146% of normal for this time of year. the snow pack provides a third of the water supply for homes, farms and industries in california. the first o
and moments later they heard gunfire. >>> time is 5:14. the man accused of starting a fire at the law offices of the mayor of vallejo is due in court today to enter a plea. 44-year-old love is charged with two arsons. a fire at the law office on september 29th and a july 30th fire at taylor chapel. the judge ruled that love can stand trial in december. he's being held right now under a $too many thousand bail at -- $250,000 bail at the solano county jail. >>> fructose sugar may lead to over eating. fructose a specific kind of sugar can trigger brain changes that caused over eating. it's a small study that found after drinking a beverage with fructose the brain doesn't register the feeling of being full as other simple sugars. although the i research doesn't prove that it causes obesity it does add to the evidence. >>> time is 5:15. it is wednesday. i think for a lot of people it feels like monday heading back to work after the holiday. >> like sal. >> that is right. we are here. a lot of people are driving to work i guess. we're looking at the commute in san francisco on northbound 101 appro
are calling for new laws to increase punishment for rapists. >>> this was a day of rejoices in san francisco as community groups gather to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the emancipation as well as kwanza. the village arts commission put together the celebration. they paid tribute to pioneering african americans. >> harriett tubman, nat turner. >> reporter: one organizers said today's event was meant to bring the community together at a tile when violence is plaguing their neighborhood. >>> a rash of crimes has a neighborhood on edge. >> that tells me somebody is watching the house, they know when we leave. >>> see how stanford fans celebrated a huge win in the rose bowl. >> it's going to be different but it's going to help. >> and san francisco's minimum wage goes up as of today. will it hurt business or help the bay area economy? >>> a water main break is causing sop problems in concord tonight -- some problems tonight. the water district says no one has lost water service. crews were called to the area around 5:45 this evening but we are told they had to obtain permits to dig and didn
. states with fewer restrictions have more deaths per capita and gun right holders say gun laws don't work. >>> according to a story in the new york times, a bay area video company joined forces to promote the release of a game and the guns used in it. back in october, they released their latest website featuring gun manufacturing partners. they made many assault weapon accessories and the websites were disabled. >>> a woman was shot on christmas eve protecting the children around her. theresa cordova was trying to shield the children as bullets came through the better they will church monday -- bethel church monday night. the pastor explains what happened during his sermon. >> are you scared to go back? >> a little bit, but i have to go in. i am serving god and i have to go back. >> he has counted seven or eight shots in the wall of the church and one bullet ended up in the baby's stroller. >>> she drove her car into a group of four pedestrians. she died of her injuries and two other people were hurt but are expected to survive. >>> a manhole explosion shut down the area and fortunately n
morning hours until 6:00 and 7:00. >>> the new law, what you need to know before january 1st. >>> we will bring you dramatic details about a 911 call that was made about an officer involved shooting here at walnut creek. . >>> all right, markets are just opening right now. we have dan from west virginia and the quarterback from syracuse will play in that stadium in just a few days. they are friendly now but maybe not so friendly in a few days. we are watching right now the fiscal cliff negotiations and traders are watching closely and it is a flat morning as they are on both sides of the aisle trying to work that out. >>> and now dave clark and pam cook are both off and we continue with ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> there was a police shooting overnight in walnut creek. christian captain is near 680 with new information he found out within the past hour, christian? >> reporter: we have been on the scene since 4:30 and there is still a sizable police presence and we have seen some units just leaving in a few minutes. we have learned of course this was an officer involved shooting.
's her mother- in-law volunteered at the library and asked us to come out at christmas, that is how it started. they knew we had a fantasy. >> seeing their faces light up when they see santa is just something that, it breaks me up. >> you can choose whatever you want. >> it gives us such satisfaction. a gift that i think keeps giving to all of us. >> ready, big smile. ho, ho, ho. >> merry christmas. >> for many faiths this is a season of reflection. hanukkah is an eight day jewish holiday also known as the festival of lights. one temple in san francisco takes the lights of the manora to the streets. we are introduced to the many faces of faith. >> reporter: the fourth night of hanukkah is the tipping point of miracles. welcome, good evening. >> the menora is a question of balance as well. how we find ourselves in this world. dealing between our culture here in california, san francisco and our jewish tradition between our children and our ancestors. constantly in balance between work and life. the fourth night of hanukkah allows us to see miracles each and every day in the small dif
. there were no reports of major injuries and the freeway reopened around 6:15. >>> law enforcement agencies are on the roads this holiday season looking for erratic drivers. 256 people have been arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence. that's 19 fewer than the year before. >> you know people should be enjoying the families and not having to worry about facing potential jail time or fines or anything like that. so they should make some decisions ahead of time before they partake in any festivities that involves alcohol. >> reporter: funding for the dui program come from the traffic safety administration. >>> for the community of newtown this is a somber christmas as people remember the 26 victims gunned down nearly two weeks ago. volunteers are working three hour shifts to watch over a day long candlelight vigil and ensure that those candles stay lit. police officers from other communities are filling in for newtown police so that they can have this holiday off. >>> and there was a little jolt this afternoon in milpitas. the usgs reported a magnitude 2.4 earthquake struck just
of -- williams has had several run ins with the law in the past few months including a fight here in oakland. >>> kim kardashian is trending this morning after news the reality star is pregnant with kanye west's baby. west made the announcement during the show in atlantic city last night. e news confirmed with the kardashian family that kim is about 12 weeks pregnant. >>> the excitement is building up in pasadena this morning. just how much longer people will have to wait to claim their spot for the anticipated rose parade. >>> caught on tape flames seen shooting from a home in petaluma last night. how firefighters were able to get the people inside out safely. >>> welcome back. in petaluma firefighters are trying to figure out what sparked a fire that sent flames shooting from the garage of a home. the fire broke out around 5:30 last night on tampico court. everyone inside the home was able to get out safely. damage is statemented at $200,000. >>> police are searching for more information surrounding the death of man that was shot multiple times near a golf course in livermore. a jogger dis
republicans. >> thanks to the votes of democrats and republicans in congress, i will sign a law that raises taxes on the wealthiest 2% of americans while preventing a middle class tax hike that could have sent the economy back in a recession. >> i wish i could say this was a proud moment. a moment in which we started the year off right. in which the first of january was the first of great many good things. it isn't. we are kicking the can down the road. >> new members of congress will be sworn in tomorrow and over the next two months they will have to resolve the issues this last minute deal does not address. here are some of the provisions of the deal passed last night. a permanent extension of previous tax cuts for all taxpayers. expect for individuals making $400,000 a year. or couples making more than $550,000. and it postpones decisions on controversial spending cuts for two monthst. >>> the house of representatives wrapped up its session last night without voting on legislation to authorize assistance for victims of super storm sandy. that caused an outcry from new york area lawmakers
see it in this type of environment for law enforcement where it gives us a pair of eyes under water. >> reporter: the victim's family watched today's search but declined comment. they've left messages on the water and the bridge. police now identify the young man as anthony donaldson. they said he had a dui history and may have been desperate to avoid another one. debora villalon. >>> a tornado did in fact, hit a watsonville farm causing significant damage. the twister ran in from monterey bay at 7:00. the national wetter service investigator took pictures seen here of a damaged greenhouse. the weather service here says the tornado path extended for a little over a mile. >>> chilly out there tonight. we're going to see some fog in the inland bay valleys. right now in santa rosa it's 48 degrees. the feel like temperature in santa rosa is 38 degrees. we have dewpoint temperatures in the upper 30s and mid-30s throughout the area. fog in the forecast again tonight. it's going to be cold but we shouldn't see any freezing temperatures. most temperatures will be above freezing but it's goi
sidewalks. the supreme court says the law still allows stores to restrict or ban protesters as labor has special protection under state and federal law. >>> a woman who's shocking gang rape and beating on a bus lead to daily demonstrations in india has died in a singapore hospital. protesters have called for the death penalty. the victim was moved to singapore for internal injuries. the attackers beat her and her male companion, stripped them naked and threw them off a bus. >>> majority leader harry reed says the bill should not be stopped by the fiscal cliff. speaker john boehner has not decided whether to consider the bill before the current house session ends on january 3rd. >>> more than 100,000 people are still sitting in the dark and cold in arkansas tonight. 130,000 homes and businesses are without power after a christmas day blizzard from more than 15-inches of snow to the state. utility crews are working around the clock. some areas may not get the lights back on until the new year. >>> it's cold and gray out there, dark any way. >> already, we're tracking a few more rain shower
or not they should pay the pill bills they have already racked up through the laws they passed. >> reporter: the president said with those upcoming to base he hopes for less drama and congress went scare americans like they dead. >> we do have more on the fiscal cliff vote on our website just log on to ktvu.com. >>> tomorrow new members of he defeated long-time damage mop pete stark. he is getting the key to his new office on capitol hill this morning. >>> the man accused of starting a fire is due in court today to enter a plea. he is tomorrow -- and a fire taylor chapel in july. he's being held on $250,000 bail at the solano county jail. >>> time now 6:18. let's head over to sal who is taking a look at how things are looking in contra costa county. >> that is right claudine and dave. highway 4 we will start there. look at the traffic coming over the willow pass grade. a little bit of slow traffic in the antioch. it is a little lighter than usual but people are going back to work on this wednesday. there are no major problems on interstate 680. reported by chp. looking add the commute there
attention to this man. police determined that he was a fugitive, he was on the run from the law, and they thought he might have weapons. the guy runs away. the cops high-tailing it after him. they're running through the hallways of this subway station. but watch what happens. coming around the corner -- >> yeah! the high school hallway trip. >> a citizen to the rescue by sticking out his left foot, tripping the guy. he goes down, flies across the floor. the policeman appear prenrehend. this guy is going down. watch again from this other angle of the fall. look how hard he eats this. >> and he fell like ten feet. it was the longest fall ever. >> the citizens are calling this guy golden left foot. >> do you think they give that guy a gold star or medal? >> i hope you get something. >> he should get a gold left foot trophy. >> yeah, t-shirt with a thumbs up on it or toe up. >> who's awesome? this guy. >> yeah. >>> this next video just proves that you never know who is watching on the internet. who we're seeing in this video is joe smith. he's 18 years old from ft. wayne, indiana, a
. it's the law of nature. i think human men ought to have to go through that. >> they do at bars on friday night. >> is that a baby in a onesie or a ♪ ♪ >> you guys probably remember the photos i showed you from julia, she documented her weight loss. she lost half of her poddy weight and created an art project called half where she took nude photos of herself. people are looking at them and commenting on them, and they have become a sort of viral hit. tell us how she did it and why, we have julia "right this minute" via skype. i'm not the first person to ask you why. what i'm going to ask you is, do you feel brave for what you did in. >> it's all become really normal to me. after taking control with behind the camera and in front of the camera, i'm at a point where i'm at peace with it. i feel like it's out there and it is what it is. >> was this at all therapeutic for you? >> yes, most definitely therapeutic, behind the scenes before anyone had seen them. a way to talk to myself what was going on and putting it out there, having people say i went through this, too. you feel
to avoid the fiscal cliff. >> thanks to the votes of democrats and republicans, i will sign a law that raises taxes on the wealthy. >> i wish i could say this was a proud moment, a moment in which we started the new year off right in which the 1st of january was the first of many good thins. it isn't. we're kicking the can down the road. >> the white house had no immediate update on when the president would receive and sign the bill. tomorrow new members of congress, though, will be sworn in. here's some of the provisions of the deal passed last night. a permanent extension of previous tax cuts for all payers except for individuals making $had00,000 or couples making more than $450,000 -- making more than $400,000 or couples making more than $450,000. they will have to face at least three more fiscal cliffs. they will have to resolve the issues this last-minute deal did not address. >>> 8:03. well, the action that congress took late last night to prevent income tax for most americans does not mean your paycheck is safe. ktvu's janine de la vega is in san jose right now to tell us
, is approved by the u.s. house, it is poised to be law, and a tax hike is averted for nearly everyone who earns less than $450,000 a year. but at this moment, passage of the bill is not guaranteed. they won't let our cameras inside the room in the basement of the capitol but we've watched u.s. house republicans parade in and out of meetings all night. so many of them protesting this last-minute bill to avert an economic calamity. >> the bill is a complete disaster. it raises taxes and raises spending. i'm not sure how that comes to be called a balanced approach. >> reporter: the deal brokered by the vice president averts an historic hike of your income tax. but on the house floor and behind closed doors republicans say the plan would raise america's already high national debt. we're taking up a bill that will not do anything to cut spending. >> reporter: deal extends unemployment benefits to out of work americans. it also protects tax deductions for teachers who buy their own supplies. it keeps money for diabetes treatment and for coal mine safety. house democrats say there are enough votes to
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and the district attorney to see if the club is in violation of any laws. >>> it is the kind of record no one wants to break. the average price of a gallon of gas was higher in 2012 than any year on record. that's according to data from aaa. the national average price for the year was $3.60 a gallon. that is a significant jump from the previous record of $3.51 set in 2011. factors like major hurricanes, refinery outages, and tension in the middle east all helped keep prices at the pump high. >>> in the bay area, the price at the pump today breaks down like this. drivers in oakland are paying $3.54 a gallon for regular. in san jose the price is about the same at $3.55. in san francisco drivers are paying the most at $3.64 a gallon. >>> today was the last regular day for san francisco's exploratorium. that iconic sigh ons museum going to close for three-and-a- half months to make a move. john fowler is live there now with the unique way that educators will continue the science experience. john. >> reporter: they locked the doors a few minutes ago here at the palace of fine arts. thousands turned out
, will you do anything to address it, whether gun control or changes to our mental health laws an access to mental health, whether violence in the media? senator. >> well, i believe we are going to certainly try. now, let me respond about the murder rate. over 9,000 people are killed with guns a year. where there aren't guns, there isn't that murder rate. 9,000 people. that is a lot of people. secondly, i think we have come to a point where these mass murders, the grievance killers that go out there, that get the most sophisticated weapon they can possibly get their hands on and then go into movie theatres, malls, offices, businesses, and schools, and mow down people, you have to have some appropriate controls on these weapons. now, he may feel safer because he has an ar-15. i don't know, that is up to him. he would not be affected by this. but i think having a system where these very powerful weapons, as a matter of fact, the bushmaster has a fly you can put on it to make it fully automatic. and just pump out slews of bullets. and gives -- >> i want to give senator graham an opportunity
of crime. he joined the police department in 1986 and became chief in 1992. he's been in law enforcement for 45 years. fremont police captain richard has been named interim chief and his fir day is -- first day is tomorrow. >>> investigators are expected to release nor more information about a deadly shooting. friends and relatives of anthony banta held a vigil last night. they are struggling to understand why officers felt the need to shoot and kill him. >> i don't think he had ever been in a fight in his life. him and his brother were cocaptains on the wrestling team in high school and were role models for all their friends. >> loved ones say he may have suffered some type of mental break down. however, they add that he barely weighed 120 pounds and was a gentle person. >>> in another police shooting in contra costa county a man wounded by officers remains in critical condition this morning. 48-year-old michael christopher johnson pistol whipped his girlfriend at a gas station thursday night. they say he ignored their order to stop and even pointed his gun at her and that is when two o
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